Mörkrummet is the organisation’s own darkroom. It has been a part of the organisation ever since its beginnings, and has been an important place for both professional as well as amateur photographers who do not have access to their own darkroom facilities. Unfortunately, due to the breakthrough of the digital image the interest and need for darkrooms has lessened, and many other darkrooms have been forced to close down. But we are aware that interest is still out there, and that darkroom techniques will continue to be rediscovered by a new generation of photographers and artists. That is why we aspire to continue to offer the possibility of working in a darkroom in Malmö.
Up to 2011 we shared space in Panorahuset in the St Gertrud block. Now we have a basement space at Västanforsgatan 30b, with neighbours like other cultural organisations, rehearsal halls, and auto mechanics. We currently have open spots, and hope to recruit more active members in the near future.
The darkroom is completely non-profit, and all management is handled by the members. As a member you have access to the darkroom 24 hours a day, subject to availability. Booking taking place at web-based booking calendar. There is room for storage of chemicals, paper, and other materials you need for darkroom work. All consumer goods is funded by the members themselves.
The darkroom is currently set up for black and white developing and printing only, however, we do have colour equipment that can be set up if there is an interest.
Membership of the organisation Format: 100 SEK/year
Term fee for the Darkroom: 3000 SEK/6 months (Jan-June, July-Dec)
Project fee for the Darkroom: 500 SEK/1 month
Key deposit: 800 SEK